skip to main content

Junction 45 of the M1, Leeds

Leeds Skelton Lake Services

Acting on behalf of Extra MSA Group, Spawforths have prepared and submitted an outline planning application to Leeds City Council proposing a £50m ‘new concept’ Motorway Service Area (MSA) at Junction 45 of the M1 in Leeds.

Leeds Skelton Lake Services will address road safety deficiencies on this section of the Motorway Network, between the existing MSAs at M62 Hartshead Moor, M1 Woolley Edge and A1M Wetherby. The site is located at the Gateway to the Leeds Enterprise Zone and Extra’s investment in the City Region will create over 700 new job opportunities throughout its construction and operation. 

Extra’s proposals include an attractive Facilities Building which will provide a wide range of popular and high quality food and ancillary retail outlets, together with a Business Centre, Fuel Filling Station and Hotel. The high-quality, innovative building design features sweeping architecture that will tie its ‘Living Green Roof’ into the landscape. The bright and spacious building interior also includes a new Visitor Centre, community space and an upper-floor viewing deck over Skelton Lake. By improving walking routes to and around Skelton Lake, the development will also form part of a ‘Green Corridor’ linking Temple Newsam to the north with Rothwell Country Park.

Spawforths provided Planning, Masterplanning, Environmental Assessment and Landscape Architecture services and coordinated the outline planning application submission.

Image courtesy of Extra MSA Group. Design by Architecture 519.

Services provided by Spawforths:

  • Development Plan Representations
  • Development Strategies
  • Planning Applications and Negotiations
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Masterplanning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Management

 

What Can I Do Next…

At Spawforths we are proud to act as trusted advisers to a wide range of clients including private individuals, businesses, charities and the public sector. If you would like further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact us

Accreditations

RTPI Chartered Town Planner
RIBA Chartered Practice
The Academy of Urbanism
Landscape Institute Registered Practice
IEMA Quality Mark
IEMA EIA
Smarter Planning Champion
Place Alliance